Part three: Hospitals

Color line persists, in sickness as in health

Shirley Coffey felt she was kept waiting longer than white patients in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital emergency room decades ago. The hospital said it’s confident patients are treated equally today.

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Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals than if you are white.

We can begin by halting Ivy League institutions’ “research” on health disparities in communities of color and instead listen to the communities, community health workers, etc. — Steven B.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin joins guest host Joe Sullivan to unpack the Patriots’ 27-20 loss to the Dolphins Monday.

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// Tom Brady is already on to Pittsburgh

It’s a short week, so he has put Miami behind and tried to get some work done on the plane trip home.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to the team in the huddle in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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The View from Pittsburgh

Can the Patriots stop the Steelers’ offense?

“No way,” is what one Pittsburgh sports writer thinks. Here’s a look at other story lines surrounding the game.

// A Q&A with the author of ‘Cat Person’

When a short story makes a splash these days, you can see the ripples in real time.

// Jimmy Kimmel brings son on stage, again pleads for expanded health care

Kimmel returned to his late-night show one week after young Billy underwent heart surgery.

// The 99-million-year-itch: Scientists find tick attached to dinosaur feather in fossil

In shades of the discovery that led to cloned dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” scientists have found the first direct fossil evidence of ticks attaching to dinosaurs.

Philanthropist funded trip for oversight officials

Amos Hostetter paid for two officials to join a group traveling to Europe at the same time their agency was reviewing a waterfront hotel project he was fighting to stop.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Warren slams Trump for trying to ‘slut-shame’ Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called President Trump’s assertion that she would “do anything” for campaign cash a “sexist smear.”

The bar at McCormick & Schmick’s.

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Kitchen workers sue McCormick & Schmick’s for sexual harassment

The women allege that they were subjected to lewd comments and groping by male employees, including the executive chef, at the Faneuil Hall restaurant in Boston.

// ‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. You shouldn’t be surprised

It was scribbled in pink marker on poster boards. It was shouted as a battle cry and whispered as a pact. More than anything, it was tested.


// Paulina Porizkova says it’s ‘messed up’ that some models once saw harassment as a compliment

The Czech-born beauty was just 18 when she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue in 1984.

// ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew,’ says Roy Moore’s wife

With residents heading to the polls today, Kayla Moore defended her husband against accusations of bigotry, saying “we have very close friends who are Jewish and rabbis.”

// Concert venue considered for old Hood property

The 4,000 seat concert venue would be nearly as big as Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

// Baker assails auditor’s scathing DCF report

Governor Baker, angered by a report that painted the department as rife with dysfunction, dispatched a defense of the agency to its workers.

Dave Epstein

// A slushy mess is in store for southern New England

On Tuesday night, we’ll start to experience the coldest air of the season so far.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

// The two-state solution is still a path to peace

There’s no other option: A two-state solution is still necessary.


// Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Special reports

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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Real Estate

In this Cambridge condo, the kitchen is quiet showpiece

In a masterful move, architect Carter Williams of LDa Architecture & Interiors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, transformed the very element her clients wanted to play down — the kitchen — into the understated focal point of their home.